It is with great excitement we announce that Prof Simon Nemutandani, Dean of WITS Dental School and the Chairperson of the Association of Deans in Southern Africa is the newly appointed President of HPCSA. In him taking this position, our own Professor Stephen Hendricks, Dean of SMU Oral Health Sciences has been nominated by Deans to serve as Chair of the Dental Deans Committee for the next 2 years. Professor Hendricks will join Prof Nemutandani in the HPCSA Council meetings where the Chair of Dental Deans and Medical Deans have a seat. “I am delighted because Prof Nemutandani was my PhD student at UP where I was his PhD Supervisor and he completed his PhD in 2 years full time. Its this excellence I as Dean strive for us to achieve at SMU SOHS.” says Professor Stephen Hendricks.
Both Professor Nemutandani and Professor Hendricks have an extensive experience and track record in public health, they are and have played a critical role in the conversion of oral health at the national health level and institutions of higher learning. They are also part of the team that is responsible for developing the Oral Health Strategy in South African. SMU is proud to be associated with such dedicated and goal driven professionals.
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10th December 2020